35 Beautiful Progress Bar Designs

By Christopher Jackson. Filed in Web Design

As Internet broadband connections get faster, our internal waiting clocks run on shorter and shorter minutes. But there are times when we still have to be patient, and a nice toolbar design may do wonders to let us know how long we have to wait. One of the key take-aways from the showcase below, is that for best practice web design, attention to detail, especially the smallest of details can make a significant difference to the overall user experience and this can help you create a stand-out experience users will share and recommend.

Here are some fantastic examples of beautiful progress bars, ones which we really don’t mind watching as we wait for our downloads.

Adobe Inspired Bar

Chubby Loading Bar

Colourful Progress Bars

Dark Loading Bar

Dark Progress Loaders

Circular Progress Loader

GUi Loading Bar

HUD Progress Bar

Minimalist Loading Bar

Modern Progress Bar

Pretty Progress Bar

Percentage Progress Bar

Simple Bar

Time Progress Bar

Progress Pop-Up

Radial Progress Display

Thin Rugged Loading Bars

Futuristic Progress Bar

Subtle Progress Bar

Progress Bar

Coloured Progress Bars

Circular Progress Bars

Clean & Simple Loading Bar

Grungy Colours

Red to Green Download Bar

Modal Progress Bars

Progress Bars with Percentage

Pink Progress Bars

Stone-Style Loading Bars

Clever Progress Bar

Minimal Green Bar

Marshmallow Loader Bars

Please Wait

Colour-Changing Progress Bar

Slick Percentage Bar

Conclusion

The best web designers make sure that every little aspect of their site is well-designed and engaging, even throw-away things as progress bars may improve the overall experience for users. I’m sure these examples have shown you how good-looking they can be!

Please share your thoughts, on these or other progress bars, in the comments section below.

Editor’s note: This post is written by Christopher Jackson for Hongkiat.com. Christopher is a freelance editor at DesignCrowd where he writes about logo design, graphic design and web design trends.

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